Very Few Delawareans Know This Middletown School Was A 80s Film Set
There are a lot of people from Delaware who claim to know everything there is to know about the unique first state. But, Very Few Delawareans Know This Middletown School Was A 80s Film Set for Robin Williams.
A lot of hidden gems are claimed by Delaware. The world famous Chalybeate Spring hides in the woods in Brandywine Springs Park.
The remains of a Fiji merman reside inside a dutch-style building in Lewes known as the Zwaanendael Museum.
A 10-foot tall structure in Wilmington known as The Crying Giant is a memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001.
Now you may have known about these already if you are a staunch Delawarean.
But you may not know about the school in New Castle that served as a film set for a very popular 90s film.
Dead Poets Society is regarded by many as among Robin Williams’s best movies. It was nominated for four Golden Globe awards and won an Academy Award for best screenplay.
IMDB describes the storyline: “Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His roommate, Neil Perry, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. ”
The two brothers meet Professor Keating (Robin Williams) who tells them of the Dead Poets Society and encourages them to go against the status quo.
The “Vermont” school that the brothers attended is none other than a Middletown School; St. Andrew’s in New Castle County.
St. Andrew’s School has been around since 1929. For more than 90 years they have run as a 100% boarding school, accessible to all families in the community. The major difference since it’s inception is that it started as an all boys school but in 1973, went co-ed.
Dead Poets Society isn’t the only production that’s made use of St. Andrew’s School as a filming location, either. This is also where portions of The West Wing episode “Two Cathedrals” was filmed. Who knew This Middletown School Was A 80s Film Set?
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